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Leather Bound Books

Handsome leather-bound classic works of literature and multi-volume sets of complete works, by authors including Dickens, Disney, Kerouac and Yeats.

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  1. Puck of Pook's Hill.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Puck of Pook's Hill.

    London : 1906

    First edition, first impression. A handsomely bound copy of one of Kipling's major titles. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 134232

  2. The Tragedie of King Lear.
    (NASH, Paul) SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of King Lear.

    Stratford-upon-Avon, : 1927

    The Player's Shakespeare. Limited edition of 500 copies on rag paper from a total edition of 606; this copy is unnumbered. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 125594

  3. Shakespeare.
    BROWN, Ivor. Shakespeare.

    London : 1963

    First edition, fourth impression, finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 136667

  4. Wolfville Nights.
    LEWIS, Henry Alfred. Wolfville Nights.

    New York : 1902

    First edition, first printing. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 134257

  5. Complete set of the Bond novels and stories.
    FLEMING, Ian. Complete set of the Bond novels and stories.

    London : 1953-66

    First editions, first impressions. A complete set of the original sequence of James Bond novels and stories by Ian Fleming, handsomely bound by Bayntun-Riviere. Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 134238

  6. Ashenden or The British Agent.
    MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Ashenden or The British Agent.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134231

  7. The Quest for Wealth.
    HEILBRONER, Robert L. The Quest for Wealth.

    New York : 1956

    First edition, first printing, in an attractive binding. Heilbroner places the acquisitive instinct as the major driving force in human history. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 129320

  8. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
    DARWIN, Charles. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

    London : 1872

    Sixth edition, second issue, printed simultaneously with the first issue, which is marked as the "eleventh thousand" on the title page. Freeman notes that the second issue is "notably less common". The sixth edition is the last lifetime edition. Darwin continually made revisions to his text; this edition featuring a new chapter, chapter VII, and a glossary... Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 139480

  9. John Keats.
    (KEATS, John.) LOWELL, Amy. John Keats.

    Boston and New York : 1925

    A handsome set of this biography of John Keats. The poet and critic Amy Lowell (1874-1925), began this "momentous" (ANB) biography following a lecture she delivered at Yale celebrating the 100th anniversary of Keats's birth. "The lecture stimulated her to write the book, which minutely examines Keats's life and corrects some long-standing misconceptions... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 139474

  10. Ulysses.
    JOYCE, James. Ulysses.

    New York : 1946

    A handsomely bound copy. The novel was first published in 1922 by Shakespeare & Company in Paris, and was not officially published in the US until 1934 by Random House. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139418

  11. Look Homeward, Angel.
    WOLFE, Thomas. Look Homeward, Angel.

    New York : 1957

    A handsomely bound copy of Gorsline's illustrated edition of Thomas Wolfe's first novel. Douglas Gorsline (1913-1985) was an American writer and artist who illustrated several children's books, including The Night Before Christmas, Christopher Morley's The Haunted Bookshop, and his own novel Farm Boy. This is the only Wolfe... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139690

  12. [Complete Strangers and Brothers series:]
    SNOW, C. P. [Complete Strangers and Brothers series:]

    London : 1940-70

    All first editions, first impressions. Inscribed by the author to the title page of Homecomings "To Joan Hardinge with best wishes from C. P. Snow Sept 15/65/." This eleven-volume roman fleuve probably constitutes Snow's chief contribution to English letters, his critical writings notwithstanding. Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 136481

  13. The Bertrams.
    TROLLOPE, Anthony. The Bertrams.

    London : 1859

    First edition, issued without half-titles or ads, of Trollope's "curiously uncommon book" (Sadleir). Much of the novel's action takes place in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, unlike the author's best known novels mostly based in England.
    An attractive set. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 128270

  14. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
    GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    London : 1848

    A very attractive set of Gibbon's great history. First published between 1776 and 1788, "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless works which... maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar... The Decline and Fall is the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 139271

  15. [The Chronicles of Barsetshire:]
    TROLLOPE, Anthony. [The Chronicles of Barsetshire:]

    London : 1946-9

    An attractively bound set of the collected Chronicles of Barsetshire, which was first published in a complete uniform edition by Chapman & Hall in 1878, as six works in eight volumes. "Trollope himself was very anxious that his Barsetshire novels should be brought together in a uniform series. Originally the venture was to comprise... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 128404

  16. Collected Poetical Works.
    SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. Collected Poetical Works.

    London : 1935

    A handsomely bound copy of Swinburne's poetry, first published in this collected edition in 1924. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 139101

  17. The Works.
    BURNS, Robert. The Works.

    Edinburgh : 1877-9

    First William Scott Douglas edition, a very fine edition, well printed on superior paper, and here abundantly extra-illustrated. The edition is described by ODNB as a "splendid, six-volume library edition. The poems in this edition are arranged chronologically, and while it was the most sumptuous yet published it was also the most complete and correct... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 139102

  18. Plutarch's Lives.
    (PLUTARCH.) CLOUGH, A. H. (ed.) Plutarch's Lives.

    London : 1893

    An attractive library set of Plutarch's biographical works recounting the lives of notable Greek and Roman figures including Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. Clough had started on his revision of Dryden's translation of Plutarch in America, whence he had sailed in October 1852 with W. M. Thackeray, spending nine months in a vain search for a permanent... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139091

  19. Boswell's Life of Johnson.
    (JOHNSON, Samuel.) BOSWELL, James; George Birkbeck Hill (ed.) Boswell's Life of Johnson.

    Oxford : 1887

    First Hill edition. By 1887 Hill was an established commentator of both Johnson and Boswell's works, having published Dr Johnson, his Friends and his Critics (1878) and an edition of Boswell's correspondence (1879). The Clarendon Press accepted Hill's proposal for a new edition of Boswell's Life in 1881, and the six volume text - the... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 139100

  20. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England,
    CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England,

    Oxford : 1707, & 1759 [Life]

    Second folio edition of the History, large paper issue; together with the first edition of Clarendon's autobiography, also a large paper issue; all uncut, and uniformly bound in an imposing Victorian binding. Originally written in the 1640s and revised in 1671, the history was first published in folio between 1702 and 1704, and in octavo from 1705 to... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 138605

  21. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.

    New York : 1935

    Signed limited edition, number 868 of 1,500 copies signed by Alice Hargreaves, née Liddell, the original Alice. With the publisher's promotional leaflet loosely inserted. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139136

  22. Treasure Island and Kidnapped.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island and Kidnapped.

    London : 1909

    First combined edition (first published thus in August 1907), fifth impression, in an attractive deluxe binding. Treasure Island (1883) and Kidnapped (1886) were the first of Stevenson's novels to be published by Cassell, both first serialized in Young Folks, then afterwards published in book form, and they remained among the best-sellers on Cassell's... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 138093

  23. Alice's Adventures Under Ground.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures Under Ground.

    London : 1886

    First facsimile edition of the first draft of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in the hand of Lewis Carroll and with his own illustrations, around half the length of the final published version. Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 138943

  24. Records of Woman:
    HEMANS, Felicia. Records of Woman:

    Edinburgh : 1828

    First edition of the author's best-known and most personal work, into which she believed she "had put her heart and individual feelings more than in anything else she had written" (Hughes, p. 136).
    Hemans (1793-1835) was one of the most influential and widely read poets of the 19th century. Written at the height of her career, Records of Woman went... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135673

  25. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels By Thomas Ingoldsby Esqre.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) [BARHAM, Richard Harris.] The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels By Thomas Ingoldsby Esqre.

    London : 1907

    Signed limited edition, number 377 of 560 copies signed by Rackham, one of 500 for sale in England. Rackham's previous illustrated edition of The Ingoldsby Legends, published in 1898, had no deluxe signed issue. For this edition, it was revised and largely redrawn, so that "greater prominence could be given to the illustrations by better and larger... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 138803

  26. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

    London : 1839

    First edition, in the publisher's deluxe binding of half morocco. Following the serialization in parts, Dombey and Son was issued in book-form in cloth, full morocco, and the present half morocco. The deluxe bindings of Dickens have been somewhat marginalized by bibliographers, but it is certainly the case that they are significantly scarcer than the... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 138737

  27. The Second World War
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War

    London : 1948-54

    First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136479

  28. The Thirty-Nine Steps.
    BUCHAN, John. The Thirty-Nine Steps.

    Edinburgh & London : 1915

    First edition, first impression, of Buchan's classic man-on-the-run adventure story, published in book form on 19 October 1915, and described in its introductory note as "that elementary type of tale which Americans call the 'dime novel,' and which we know as the 'shocker'" (ODNB). The story was serialized in the All Story Weekly from 5 June to 31 July... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 134243

  29. [The complete Hornblower:]
    FORESTER, C. S. [The complete Hornblower:]

    London : 1937-67

    First editions, first impressions. Forester (real name Cecil Smith) was called to Hollywood to write a pirate film, working under Arthur Hornblower. However, before they had finished the script, another studio released Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn, and using the same historical incidents that they had counted on. Rather than seeking another position,... Learn More
    £3,950.00

    Stock Code: 117729

  30. Works.
    GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Works.

    Philadelphia, New York & Boston : 1885

    A beautiful set of Goethe's works featuring illustrations and lively full-page engravings by various artists. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138623

  31. The Writings in Prose and Verse.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Writings in Prose and Verse.

    New York : 1907-37

    Outward Bound Edition. Because Kipling wrote over so many years his collected editions were continually added to. Hence complete sets are fairly scarce. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 138619

  32. Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; Handley Cross; Ask Mamma; Plain or Ringlets; Mr. Romford's Hounds; and Hawbuck Grange.
    SURTEES, Robert Smith. Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; Handley Cross; Ask Mamma; Plain or Ringlets; Mr. Romford's Hounds; and Hawbuck Grange.

    London : 1920

    A handsomely bound set of the works of Robert Smith Surtees, the great Victorian writer of hunting and sporting literature. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 138151

  33. Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there.

    London : 1872

    First edition, first impression, handsomely bound in an early morocco binding in keeping with the original design of the cloth. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138486

  34. [The Works.]
    WILDE, Oscar. [The Works.]

    London : 1907

    The Uniform edition, normally bound in cloth and limited to 800 sets, within which is the Florentine edition in deluxe binding, of which this is number 75 of 450 copies only. Of particular note are the four illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley for Salomé. In 1894, Beardsley designed and submitted several illustrations for the British edition... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 138602

  35. Dramatic Works.
    BEAUMONT, Francis, & John Fletcher. Dramatic Works.

    London : 1778

    A handsome edition of the works of Shakespeare's contemporaries, Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) and John Fletcher (1579-1625), in a lovely period binding. This edition is edited by George Colman the elder and includes a preface written by the playwright James Shirley, who edited the first edition published in 1647. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 138426

  36. Napoleon.
    SOKOLOFF, Boris. Napoleon.

    New York : 1937

    First edition, first printing. Sokoloff was a Russian doctor, author, and cancer researcher who was instrumental in drafting the All-Russian Constitution of the Russian Constituent Assembly, the governing body that would later be overthrown by Lenin. After escaping a death sentence, he moved to Paris before relocating to America at the invitation of... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138223

  37. Dramatic Works.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. Dramatic Works.

    London : 1842

    A handsomely bound set of Shakespeare's works, edited by the classical scholar and printer A. J. Valpy (1787-1854). It features the same plates from the first Valpy edition, originally published between 1832 and 1834, which in turn reproduced John Boydell's plates from the Boydell edition, published between 1791 and 1805. John Boydell (1720-1804) was... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 138156

  38. The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century.
    FROUDE, James Anthony. The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century.

    London : 1872-4

    First edition. After his completion of the 12 volume History of England published 1856-70, Froude began work on a new history of Ireland. As a Protestant and an English patriot, his account of the history of Ireland and his attempts to justify England's treatment of the Irish were broadly met with criticism. While Froude criticized the English... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 137637

  39. Songs Before Sunrise.
    SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. Songs Before Sunrise.

    London : 1888

    The Swinburne edition, number 48 of 650 copies only, printed on handmade paper, of which 475 were for sale in the UK. Of the remaining 175, 150 copies were sold in the US, 12 copies were produced in vellum, and the remaining 13 are unaccounted for. First published in 1871 by F. S. Ellis, this is an attractive edition Swinburne's collection of philosophical... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 137427

  40. The Second World War
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War

    London : 1948-54

    First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 132872

  41. The Works.
    CONGREVE, William. The Works.

    London : 1753

    A collection of reissues of plays and poems by the author, including The Old Batchelor, The Double-dealer, The Way of the World, The Mourning-bride, and Love for Love. All were first performed and published from 1693 to 1700.

    With the bookplate of Sir Joshua Vanneck (17021777), 1st Baronet, of Putney, Surrey, to the front pastedown... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 138561

  42. History of the English People.
    GREEN, J. R. History of the English People.

    London : 1902

    An attractively bound set of Green's History of the English People, first published in 1874. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 138503

  43. A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty Work, of the best State of a Public Weal, and of the new Isle called Utopia.
    (DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall.) MORE, Sir Thomas. A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty Work, of the best State of a Public Weal, and of the new Isle called Utopia.

    London : 1808

    First Dibdin edition of More's Utopia, a very attractive edition by the great bibliophile, which includes a bibliography of the early editions, and uses the text of the first English translation of 1551. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 138538

  44. Tales of the Castle.
    FELICITE, Stéphanie, comtesse de Genlis. Tales of the Castle.

    London : 1806

    Eighth Edition, in a handsome period binding with the gift inscription on the front free endpaper of volume 1: "Cecilia Charlotte Leeson, The Gift of Her fond mamma on her birthday the 3rd of March 1808". Cecelia Charlotte Leeson (1801-1818) was the daughter of the Irish peer Joseph Leeson, 2nd Earl of Milltown (1730-1801), and stepdaughter to Valentine... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 138487

  45. The Novels.
    RICHARDSON, Samuel. The Novels.

    New York : 1901

    The Edition de Bibliophile set, one of 20 limited edition subscription copies only, printed on handmade Japanese vellum, and published ad hominem. Each volume is signed by the publishers on the limitation page and several of the hand-coloured plates are signed by the colourists. Volume 1 features an original dry-point etching by Jean Paleologue, a Romanian... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 138225

  46. The Strange Gentleman;
    [DICKENS, Charles.] The Strange Gentleman;

    London : 1837 [i.e. 1871]

    Facsimile of the 1837 first edition of the first of Dickens's plays to be performed, in its original "the scarcest and costliest of all Dickens pamphlets" (Eckel). Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 138173

  47. Sketches of Young Gentlemen.
    [DICKENS, Charles.] Sketches of Young Gentlemen.

    London : 1838

    First edition, Dickens's guide to young ladies of the qualities to look for in a gentleman, written against the publication Sketches of Young Ladies, issued by Chapman & Hall the previous year. Provenance: booklabel to front pastedown of the industrialist James William Ellsworth (1849-1925); the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, stamp on rear endpaper;... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138167

  48. The Poetical Works.
    MILTON, John. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1853

    A handsomely bound copy of Milton's poetical works, including engravings after drawings by William Turner, originally executed for Macrone's edition of Milton published in seven volumes in 1835. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132662

  49. The Waverley Novels.
    SCOTT, Sir Walter. The Waverley Novels.

    London and Edinbugh : 1892

    Dryburgh edition. An attractively bound set. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 135733

  50. Faro Nell and Her Friends.
    LEWIS, Henry Alfred. Faro Nell and Her Friends.

    New York : 1909

    First edition, first printing. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 134259

  51. The Bombay Edition of the Works.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Bombay Edition of the Works.

    London : 1913-38

    The Bombay Edition, one of only 500 possible complete sets signed by the author on the half-title of Volume I. The Bombay edition was initially published in 20 volumes and limited to 1,000 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, but the last 11 volumes were limited to 500 copies only. Because later volumes were... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 127234

  52. Wolfville.
    LEWIS, Henry Alfred. Wolfville.

    London : 1909

    First published in 1893. A handsomely bound copy of his first novel. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 134254

  53. Wolfville Days.
    LEWIS, Henry Alfred. Wolfville Days.

    New York : 1902

    Second edition, first published in 1902. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 134256

  54. Wolfville Folks.
    LEWIS, Henry Alfred. Wolfville Folks.

    New York : 1909

    First published in 1908. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 134258

  55. The Works.
    ELIOT, George. The Works.

    Edinburgh and London : c.1890

    Standard edition. An attractive set of Eliot's works. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 134293

  56. The Works.
    WILDE, Oscar. The Works.

    London : c.1911

    The Magdalen edition. One of 480 numbered sets of which this is number 23. Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 138136

  57. On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
    FLEMING, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

    London : 1963

    First edition, first impression, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. This is the 11th book in the James Bond series, featuring a reappearance of Blofeld and SPECTRE, linking it to the plot of Thunderball (1961). It was adapted for film in 1969, featuring George Lazenby. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134787

  58. The History of England.
    HUME, David, & Tobias Smollett. The History of England.

    Philadelphia : 1795-98

    First American edition. A handsomely bound set of Hume's famous history, first published in 1754-61, and continued by Smollett after his death. Published by Robert Campbell (17691800) in Philadelphia, the first American edition was a subscription edition produced over two years (17956) and in six volumes, with Smollett's continuation produced in a further... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 138168

  59. Godfrey of Bulloigne, or Jerusalem Delivered.
    TASSO, Torquato. Godfrey of Bulloigne, or Jerusalem Delivered.

    London : 1817

    First edition thus, one of 50 large paper copies. A highly appealing edition printed by the excellent Thomas Bensley and with delightful wood-engravings, perhaps by Bewick's pupil Henry White, after designs by John Thurston. Fairfax's translation was originally published in 1600; the first English translation of Tasso's poetical account of the first... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 121168

  60. The Life of Nelson.
    MAHAN, Alfred Thayer. The Life of Nelson.

    London : 1897

    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
    £695.00

    Stock Code: 120265

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